“The Wizard of Oz,” by Sam Bush

Here’s a fun and catchy tune about the great Ozzie Smith.  As the song states, Smith was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002, his first year of eligibility.  He was also elected to the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame with the inaugural class of 2014.


“Joe DiMaggio Done It Again,” by Billy Bragg and Wilco

If you’re having a hard time waking up this morning, this song might help.  The tune is quite peppy and the lyrics are pretty amusing.


“The Ball Game,” Sister Wynona Carr

This is a catchy tune by Sister Wynona Carr from her album Dragnet for Jesus.  The metaphor of Satan as pitcher is amusing, and having Solomon as umpire is an interesting one that I’m sure some folks would argue with.  I really enjoy the collection of photos in this video edit.


“The Baseball Card Song,” by The Baseball Project

Here’s another great song by The Baseball Project.  I owned a few baseball cards as a kid, but not enough to really call it a collection — my parents would have viewed such a compilation as superfluous and wasteful.  As an adult, I’m glad this was the case as the cards would probably have just been boxed away or thrown away when I left for school, but I can certainly appreciate the idea of a card collection.


“Three Strikes And You’re Out,” Cowboy Copas

This might be the first song I’ve heard where baseball is used as a metaphor for infidelity.  The song is very country and also very … well, “bouncy” isn’t quite the word I’m looking for here, but it’s close.


“Baseball, Baby,” Johnny Darling

This song is a doo-wop tune about baseball that really isn’t about baseball, but rather an analogy for something else entirely.  I haven’t been able to find anything beyond this song about the Johnny Darling and Chorus group, but this is a catchy tune and a lot of fun to listen to.


“Home Run,” Chance Halladay

When this song started playing, I had a vague impression that I’ve heard it before.  As the song played on, however, I grew less sure.  Regardless of whether I actually have heard it before or not, it’s a catchy tune with some fun baseball allusions.  Enjoy!